Organizational Psychology and Evidence-Based Management

What Science Says About Practice

  • Elaine Rabelo Neiva
  • Cláudio Vaz Torres
  • Helenides Mendonça

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Helenides Mendonça, Heila Magali da Silva Veiga, Magno Macambira
    Pages 23-43
  3. Sinésio Gomide Jr., Amanda Londero dos Santos, Áurea de Fátima Oliveira
    Pages 45-61
  4. Áurea de Fátima Oliveira, Maria Cristina Ferreira, Laís Paranaíba Frattari Ribeiro
    Pages 63-80
  5. Lucia Helena de Freitas Pinho França, António Rosinha, Simone Mafra, Juliana Seidl
    Pages 81-101
  6. Sônia Regina Pereira Fernandes, Maria das Graças Torres da Paz, Laila Leite Carneiro, Telma Fernandes Mascarenhas
    Pages 103-120
  7. Lucia Helena de Freitas Pinho França, Daizy Stepansky, Silvia Amorim
    Pages 121-133
  8. Heila Magali da Silva Veiga, Gisela Demo, Elaine Rabelo Neiva
    Pages 135-155
  9. Elaine Rabelo Neiva, Helenides Mendonça, Maria Cristina Ferreira, Leela Lacerda Francischeto
    Pages 157-185
  10. Maria Cristina Ferreira, Marcos Aguiar de Souza, Claudio Vaz Torres, Maria da Gloria Lima Leonardo
    Pages 187-203
  11. Cláudio Vaz Torres, Iône Vasques-Menezes, Luara Presotti
    Pages 227-242
  12. Elisa Ribeiro, Magno Macambira, Elaine Rabelo Neiva
    Pages 243-265
  13. Maria Luisa Mendes Teixeira, Maria das Graças Torres da Paz, Bruno Felix von Borell de Araújo, Michel Mott Machado
    Pages 267-285
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 287-302

About this book


Adopting an Evidence-Based Management (EBM) approach, this book provides the best evidence available on a wide range of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology to help managers base their decisions on scientific findings. Drawing on principles and methods first developed by Evidence-Based Medicine, EBM aims to promote the use of scientific knowledge in organizational and managerial decision making. Based on this idea, the book seeks to establish a dialogue between researchers and professionals of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management fields, translating scientific knowledge into useful resources that can be used to inform practitioner’s decisions and interventions in topics such as:

  • Creativity in organizations
  • Optimism and hope
  • Engagement at work
  • Life and career planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in organizations
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion in organizations
  • Social networks
  • Ageing at organizational context
  • Work/life balance
  • Positive rule breaking
  • Expatriation
  • Time pressure, Pacing styles and polychronicity


Evidence-Based Management Industrial and Organizational Psychology Human resources management Organizational behavior Organizational studies Organizational norms and culture Innovation Creativity Diversity Social networks Cross-cultural management Cross-cultural psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Elaine Rabelo Neiva
    • 1
  • Cláudio Vaz Torres
    • 2
  • Helenides Mendonça
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social and Work PsychologyUniversity of Brasília, Institute of PsychologyBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Social and Work PsychologyUniversity of Brasília, Institute of PsychologyBrasíliaBrazil
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyPontifical Catholic University of GoiásGoiâniaBrazil

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